The US National Science Foundation has just produced a remarkably clear example of alarmist paradigm protection. It is a multi-million dollar research funding Program cleverly titled "Navigating the New Arctic."
Antarctic ice has been reaching record extents in recent years. North pole ice thinned, but then recovered.
This isn’t the first time scientists have been stymied by thick Arctic sea ice.
CFACT advisor Larry Bell celebrates the fact that the Earth's climate is very human friendly -- and polar bear friendly, too. The alarmism that has darkened our hearts for the past decades is no longer encouraged from the White House (as of January 20). Enjoy!
President Trump should overturn this unwise drilling ban. When the inevitable legal challenges arise any unbiased court should uphold his order as he has congressional intent, precedent, and his own constitutional authority on his side.
It’s been a little over four years since an “Arctic expert” claimed the North Pole would be ice-free by the summer of 2016. That never happened.
A group of adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists that recently started a journey around the North Pole in an effort to show the lack of ice, has been blocked from further travels by ice.
Former Vice President Al Gore shocked Americans in “An Inconvenient Truth” when he said polar bears were drowning because global warming was melting Arctic sea ice, but now a new study shows that polar bears did just fine even when there was no ice covering the Arctic.
CFACT policy analyst Marita Noon reports that President Obama's made dash to prevent U.S. oil and gas activities in the very profitable Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) may stem more from Russian money funneled to U.S.-based environmental nonprofits -- and the desire of the President to please such groups -- than from any intelligent rationale for declaring these rich lands off limits to the minimal development needed for resource extraction. Russia, meanwhile, is conducting military-scale operations in a possible effort to take physical control of the entire Arctic region.
After hearing predictions from the Sierra Club and BBC that the Arctic Sea would be ice free this past summer due to global warming, a variety of adventurous yacht, sailboat, rowboat, and even kayak owners thought it would be neat to sail the fabled Northwest Passage.
The risks run by the Arctic boaters are obvious. Modern society is running less obvious risks based on the same sort of naïve advice coming from the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and a host of like-minded “saviors of the planet.” What about the poor and elderly Britons and Germans who have frozen to death in their homes because they couldn’t afford the higher costs of gas and electricity imposed by “renewable fuels”? What about the millions of Third World mothers and children who die of lung diseases every year as it is politically incorrect to give them access to tiny amounts of kerosene for heating and cooking. The alternative is burning dung and charcoal in indoor, poorly ventilated fires.